In response to a report on how the province's child welfare system fails Indigenous children, the government of British Columbia has committed to handing over control of child-welfare decisions in aboriginal communities to Indigenous authorities.
Despite a two-decade-old promise to fill half of all departmental positions with Indigenous hires, and a recent explosion of job postings, the Department of Indigenous Affairs has failed to hire many Indigenous workers under the Trudeau administration.
In the wake of the sinking of a tug boat off the coast of Bella Bella, the Heiltsuk Nation has issued a release stating that the federal government is hiding information about the environmental impacts of the incident.
New Brunswick's Elsipogtog First Nation has filed a land claim requesting aboriginal title to one-third of the province's territory. The claim was motivated by fears triggered by shale gas exploration three years ago.
Fewer than four weeks after the Nathan E. Stewart tugboat ran aground off B.C.'s central coast, causing a diesel fuel spill, a barge transporting gravel has flipped in nearby waters, alarming members of the nearby Heiltsuk Nation.
Canada's Natural Resources Minister told reporters that the federal government sees the extent of its responsibility to First Nations consisting of consultation and accommodation, but that getting their consent for major resource projects is not required.
Jo Chrona is the curriculum coordinator at the First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC), and is working to ensure that First People's content is included in the new high school curriculum being developed in British Columbia.
Winnipeg MP Robert-Falcon Ouellette has proposed a Private Members Bill recommending that June 2 be declared a national Indian Residential School Reconciliation and Memorial Day. He hopes that a cabinet member will champion the bill so that it stands a better chance of passing.
Two First Nations groups and an environmental organization have filed suit to stop contstruction on the proposed Pacific Northwest Liquified Natural Gas plant, recently approved by the federal government.